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Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) Courses, Fees and Requirements

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Courses and requirements

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) is a public TVET institution located in Eldoret, Kenya. RVTTI offers practical and industry-driven courses in various disciplines, including artisan, craft, certificate, diploma, and higher diploma programs. The institute is accredited to provide Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET) courses, examined by CBET. All other courses are examined by KNEC.

RVTTI intakes typically occur in May and September.

RVTTI Courses and Minimum Entry Requirements

Diploma Courses:

  • Require a KCSE mean grade of at least C- (minus) or a pass in related craft courses.
  • Specific requirements for each course may vary. Please refer to the RVTTI website for details.

Craft Certificate Courses:

  • Require a D plain or pass in related artisan courses.

Artisan Courses:

  • Require a D- (minus) in KCSE or a KCPE certificate holder.

RVTTI Course Departments

The institution offers courses in the following departments:

  • ICT Department
  • Building and Civil Engineering
  • Business and Development Studies
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Hospitality and Dietetics Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pharmacy & Chemical Sciences
  • Medical and Biological Sciences

ICT Department Courses

  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Computer Studies
  • Diploma in Information Sciences
  • Certificate in Information Technology
  • Certificate in Information Sciences
  • Computer Packages
  • ICDL Related courses

Building and Civil Engineering Courses

Courses in this department take 1 year per module to complete.

  • Diploma in Building  Technology
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Architecture
  • Craft Certificate in Building Technology
  • Artisan Certificate in Masonry
  • Artisan Certificate in Plumbing
  • Artisan Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Architectural Draughtmanship
  • AutoCAD and ArchiCAD

Business and Development Studies Courses (1 year)

  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma Supply Chain Management (C-  In Maths, Eng or Pass in Craft)
  • Certificate in Supply Chain Management (D Plain in Maths, English)
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Business Administration (C- in English & Maths)
  • Certificate in Business Management (D+ in KCSE and D+ in Maths & English, takes 6 months)
  • Diploma in Social Work & Community Development
  • Certificate in Social Development (D+)
  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Accounting Technician Diploma, Level I, II & III (KASNEB Accredited),  (D+, 6 months)
  • Secretarial Studies (Higher Diploma, Diploma & Certificate)

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department (1 year)

  • Diploma in Electrical  and Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering  (Instrumentation and Control)
  • Craft in Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Installation Artisan
  • Short courses in Solar Installation

Hospitality and Dietetics Management Courses

  • Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (Module I, II, III)(C-, Pass in FBC; takes 1 year)
  • Diploma in Food and Beverage (Pass in craft or F & B; takes 3 years)
  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Certificate in Food and Beverage (D+ or pass in Artisan Certificate)

ICT Department Courses

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production) (1 year)
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant) (3 years)
  • Diploma in Welding and Fabrication (3 years)
  • Craft in  Welding and Fabrication (1 year)
  • Craft in Mechanical Engineering (1 year)
  • Artisan in Welding and Fabrication (1 year)
  • General Fitter Artisan (D- or KCPE, 1year)
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering (C in Maths, Physics & English; 1 year per module)
  • Diploma in Agricultural Engineering (1 year)
  • Craft in Automotive Engineering
  • Craft in Agricultural Engineering
  • Artisan in Automotive Engineering
  • Motor Cycle Repair and Maintenance (KCPE; 6 months)
  • Driving Course ( Class BCE), above 18yrs ( 3 weeks)
  • Panel Beating and Auto Body (KCPE)

Pharmacy & Chemical Sciences Courses

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (Approved by PPB) (C plain, C (plain) in Eng, Bio, Chem, Math or Phy)
  • Dip in Petroleum Geo-Science Mod. I, II &III (C- in maths or pass in Craft in Geoscience)
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering (C- (minus), C- in Math /Physics & Chem.)
  • Diploma in Medical Engineering (C- (minus), C- in Math /Physics & Bio )
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
  • Craft in Petroleum Geoscience

Medical and Biological Sciences Courses

Craft certificate courses take 2 years while diploma courses in this department go for 3 years.

  • HND In Applied Biology (pass in DAB)
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (C plain, C in Eng, Bio, Chem, Math or Phy)
  • Diploma in Environmental Science & Technology Mod. I, II & III (C plain, C in Math, Physics, & Chemistry/ Physical Science or Biology)
  • Diploma in Food Science & Processing Technology (C-)
  • Diploma in Applied Biology  (C-)
  • Diploma in Agriculture Mod. I, II & III
  • Craft Certificate in Agriculture
  • Craft-cert in Food Processing & Preservation Technology Module I & II
  • Craft in Science Laboratory Technology

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CBET Courses at RVTTI (6 months)

  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering – Lathe Machine Operator (D plain)
  • Manual Arc Welder Level 4 (D plain)
  • Electrical Instrumentation & Control (D+)

RVTTI Fees for Courses

The fee for diploma, certificate and artisan courses is Ksh. 67,189 per academic year. Students who apply through the KUCCPS can qualify for HEF sponsorship and HELB loans.

Rift Valley TTI Contacts

  • Administration contacts: +254704244244, 0733244240
  • Registry contacts: +254729621773
  • Customer care contacts: 0111244244
  • Email:
  • P.O Box 244-30100, Eldoret, Kenya.

Important Links for RVTTI

  1. Students Portal: RVTTI students portal login page.
  2. New Student Application Portal: New student admission application form.
  3. Elearning Portal:
  4. Current fee structure: RVTTI Fee Structure download

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